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After I had a bad experience the first time I was installing Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2010 (see here),  I have created a small check list before I install SP2 on an Exchange 2010 server.

Unregister Forefront with this command:

C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server>FSCUtility.exe /disable

Set the Powershell Execution policy to undefined with these commands:

get-executionpolicy -list

set-executionpolicy -scope localmachine -executionpolicy undefined

(See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821 for details about this.)

 

From Powershell install the new requriment for the IIS6 WMI Compatibility role.

Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature Web-WMI

Restart the server.

Install SP2, and reboot the server again when it is finished.

Register the forefront again with this command:

C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server>FSCUtility.exe /enable

Set the Powershell execution policy back:

set-executionpolicy -scope localmachine -executionpolicy Unrestricted

 

If you are installing the service pack on a DAG cluster, then make sure to set the server in maintenance mode with the StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script. See this great blog entry from Tony Redmond http://thoughtsofanidlemind.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/installing-exchange-2010-sp2/

 

 

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